Music

 

Blink-182 At Xfinity

Blink-182 launched a million bands with pipsqueak-y, slightly flat vocals and an Adderall vibe. The Southern California trio's hyper pop-punk is rooted in adolescent boy frustrations: losing the girl, penis anxiety, depression and a rage-filled approach to coping with boredom. Still there's something...

Press Play: Connecticut's Underground Music Scene

View all

More Music News

  • Infectious B-52s At Foxwoods

    Infectious B-52s At Foxwoods

    Before R.E.M. made Athens, Ga., famous as a college-music mecca, it was already a place known for great quirky bands. There was Pylon, granddaddies of the scene. But the B-52s may have been the first Athens band to get real national exposure. And with good reason. Their style was impeccable, a...

  • Lil Yachty At Toad's

    Lil Yachty At Toad's

    Lil Yachty might have a nursery-rhyme singsong repetition to his rapping, but his tracks are still sort of hypnotic in their off-the-cuff weirdness. "Why?," off of Yachty's most recent "Summer Songs 2" release, is like some skeletal gamelan groove with relentless AutoTune pitch-warping. The Atlanta...

  • Eclectic Arc Iris At Cafe Nine

    Eclectic Arc Iris At Cafe Nine

    Arc Isis is the project that the Low Anthem's Jocie Adams started after leaving that band. It's similarly brooding chamber-folk, but with a willingness to delve into beats and layered synthetic touches. Arc Iris just released its second full-length, "Moon Saloon," in August. The band continues...

    • Sean Lennon, Les Claypool A Friendly Musical Collaboration

      Sean Lennon, Les Claypool A Friendly Musical Collaboration

      Just because a rock pairing looks intriguing on paper doesn't mean it will work out. Damnocracy, a short-lived band, which featured a couple of rock's craziest characters, Ted Nugent and Sebastian Bach, crashed and burned. The same goes for XYZ, a group with Jimmy Page, Chris Squire and Alan White,...

        • Intelligent Indie Rock From Ithaca's Izzy True

          Intelligent Indie Rock From Ithaca's Izzy True

          Local scene-makers, it turns out, can have a tremendous impact on young musicians. Izzy True, a band from Ithaca, N.Y., plays melodic, intelligent indie rock, with groove and sinew. "Troll," an EP, came out last summer on Don Giovanni Records, a New Jersey-based label that also carries the Providence...

          • Jakob Dylan's Wallflowers Still Connecting With Classics

            Jakob Dylan's Wallflowers Still Connecting With Classics

            The Wallflowers haven't released a new album since 2012's "Glad All Over." That doesn't keep singer-songwriter Jakob Dylan from playing shows. "I'm just always playing, sometimes for stretches of weeks or months, sometimes just a few days," Dylan says. "I can pick and choose." The Wallflowers,...

            • Prophets Of Rage Promise Intense Show At Mohegan

              Prophets Of Rage Promise Intense Show At Mohegan

              When Public Enemy released "It Takes a Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back," a generation ago, the fear was palpable when the iconic hip-hop act came to town. Some markets canceled shows and the act, led by visionary rappers Chuck D and Flavor Flav, made news courtesy of its dense provocative cuts,...

                • Two-Day Hike To The Mic At Talcott Mountain Park

                  Two-Day Hike To The Mic At Talcott Mountain Park

                  After taking a hike in the great outdoors, with maybe some sore legs, a parched throat, and a little sunburn, one deserves more than just that feeling of satisfaction that comes with exerting oneself in nature. The Hike to the Mic event has come up with a way of rewarding the trail-blazing go-getter....

                  • Metal Masters Black Sabbath To Play At Mohegan Sun

                    Metal Masters Black Sabbath To Play At Mohegan Sun

                    Black Sabbath made some of the most influential heavy metal ever. There are whole genres that would be unthinkable and hundreds of bands whose music wouldn't exist without the template of Black Sabbath. The band was among the first to explore the disturbing edge of ultra-slow tempos coupled with...

                    • Country Legend Loretta Lynn To Perform At Ridgefield Playhouse

                      Country Legend Loretta Lynn To Perform At Ridgefield Playhouse

                      Loretta Lynn is a giant of country music — a singer and songwriter who changed the genre. It's not any stretch at all to compare her to Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson and even Hank Williams. She made songs that are indelible. The idea that one woman could write "Wings Upon Your Horns,"...

                      73°